Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include Dunkirk, Tornado Alley, Dream Big, Dinosaurs Alive!, A Beautiful Planet, Dolphins, and Born to Be Wild. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will show Aug. 12 & 19. Gen. Ad. $8 adults, $7 juniors 2-12, $7 seniors 65+. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing “Legacy” at Sid Richardson Museum. This free exhibition depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. The legacy of conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion continues to impact America today. Celebrating Sid Richardson’s legacy of philanthropy and collecting art, the exhibition features 42 of the Museum’s dynamic paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries. Three bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell and one Russell painting are on loan from a private collection. Open daily except major holidays. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free admission and tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For more information, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square, 817-332-6554.
Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s newly reimagined exhibit, DinoLabs. Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. $15 Gen. Ad., 12+. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Aug. 6 Between the Lines: Gego as Printmaker exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. From zigzags and curves to diagonals and scribbles, this small exhibition of prints by abstract artist (Gertrud Goldschmidt) Gego (1912-1994) celebrates the vibrant diversity of line. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 13 A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibit features more than 70 paintings and sculptures from one of the world’s greatest museums of modern art. The display concentrates on the great masters of the 20th century: Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso. The collection also includes earlier works by Jean-Siméon Chardin, Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Honoré Daumier, Eugene Delacroix, J.A.D. Ingres and Edouard Manet, as well as Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterworks by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 13 Hands on a Hardbody at Runway Theater. Ten contestants vie for a “hardbody” truck in Longview, Texas. The last contestant who has his or her hands on the truck wins it. The truck is a Nissan “hardbody” pickup (on stage). The lives of each contestant, along with the car dealer and a radio announcer, are revealed during the “hardbody” contest. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $22-$25. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, 76051.
Through Aug. 19 Disney’s 101 Dalmations at Artisan Center Children’s Theater. Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians is a fur-raising adventure, featuring Disney’s most outrageous villain and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this show is certain to delight all ages. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through Aug. 20 Doug Aitken: Electric Earth at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This is the first survey to comprehensively examine Aitken’s experimentations across mediums and disciplines, and it is organized as a full collaboration and dialogue with the artist and his studio. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 27 Jubilee Theatre presents Beehive the 60’s Musical. A wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the ‘60s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every woman in between! Featuring such iconic tunes as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “One Fine Day,” “Downtown,” “Proud Mary” and “Piece of My Heart.” Performance times and prices vary. For tickets and additional information, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
Through Sept. 3 The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the 20th century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 10 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler. Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in a medium not frequently explored by abstract expressionists. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler highlights the artist’s often overlooked, yet highly original and whimsical print production. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 17 Grapevine Rails: “Rolling Through Time” in Grapevine. Experience Grapevine’s railroad legacy: past, present and future at the free event. Enjoy the Lone Star Hi-Railers 1,000 square-foot model railroad display, train yard play area, interactive games, historical artifacts and more. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/grapevine-rails%3a-rolling-through-time/20356/. 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Sept. 24 Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This exhibit transports visitors to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all of the residents of Birdwell Island. Like tourists visiting Birdwell Island, guests begin their journeys to the exhibit aboard the Birdwell Island ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanging ship bells. Children take the captain’s seat and steer the ship’s wheel as visitors disembark and enter the world of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth: included in the price of admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmsh.org/clifford. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Fall 2017 Six Flags Over Texas opens for regular summer hours! Get ready for big thrills and fun in the summer sun. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Oct. 8 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition is Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting. This exhibition presents the work of some of Texas’s most significant contributors to mid-twentieth century modernism—Jack Boynton, Ben L. Culwell, Seymour Fogel, Michael Frary, George Grammer, Robert O. Preusser, and Donald Weismann. Although geographically isolated from the progressive cultural environments of New York City and Los Angeles, these artists pioneered their own abstract styles that reflect their independent ambitions within the Lone Star State. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 14 Grapevine Farmers Outdoor Market. Eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products and shop local at the Grapevine Market that features a variety of vendors offering home decor, collectibles and much more. Open Thurs.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 11 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Fallen Angel. Rebecca Angel has been murdered! Apparently our “angel” has fallen on hard times and intends to climb back up any way she can: committing bank robbery, blackmail, even double-parking her horse. It also seems her little black diary reads like the National Enquirer – and all the secrets are out! $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 28 “The Ultimate Octonauts Experience” at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Explore the amazing world of The Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV series. Take part in underwater missions to save the world’s oceans, while getting up-close with new and exciting sea creatures that include lionfish, hawkfish, angelfish and more. Visitors will explore a mysterious cave with Captain Barnacles and sound the Octo-Alert to light up amazing creatures living inside. Join Kwazii on a thrilling chase to reclaim his long-lost treasure and rescue a runaway crab. Help Peso cleanup the coral reef and protect its creatures, then step on-board the Gup-E for an unforgettable photo opportunity. This special event is included in the price of admission. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children 3-12. For more information, 877-819-7677, www.visitsealife.com/grapevine/discover/the-ultimate-octonauts-experience/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 31 Donray Traveling Exhibits at the Arlington Museum of Art. This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of Western American landscapes, birds, and performers. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open or secluded spaces. For more information, www.arlingtonmuseum.org. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through March 25, 2018 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit Darryl Lauster: Trace. Texas-based artist Lauster (b. 1969) created ten fragmentary Carrara marble tablets and carved phrases in them using a font reminiscent of the ones used on monuments. The blocks of stone seemingly speak essential truths—such as language from American founding documents, various militias and splinter group manifestos, and parts of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty—uniting fundamental phrases intended for entirely different purposes and obscuring their original meanings. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 2, 2018 Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34 is at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
1-6 The Bodyguard. Part of the Broadway at the Bass Series, this romantic thriller is now a musical with a host of irresistible classics: “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs ever, “I Will Always Love You.” Performances time and prices vary. For more information, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
3-12 Les Miserables at Artisan Center Theater. A beloved tale of forgiveness and repentance follows the life of an ex-convict hunted for decades after he breaks parole by a ruthless policeman. When he agrees to care for the young daughter of a factory worker, their lives change forever. Set against a backdrop of student protests and government overthrow, this powerful musical tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
4 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kyle Park presented by 95.9 The Ranch. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
4-6 Apprentice Program: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Casa Mañana Theater. This tale begins with the President’s early days as a child on the wild frontier and follows his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. With a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious score, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson encourages audience participation and rocking out. It’s a night about politics you actually won’t want to miss! This show is suitable for ages 13 and over audiences. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
4-6 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. Showing August 4-6, 13 Minutes. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Magnolia-at-the-Modern/289. 3200 Darnell St.
4-12 Anime Fest at The Modern 2017. Join the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as they celebrate the art of Japanese animation. August’s showings: 4, Miss Hokusai. 5, Porco Rosso. 5, The Wind Rises. 12, Ponyo. 12, A Letter to Momo. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People, and $5 for children under 12. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Anime-at-the-Modern/348. 3200 Darnell St.
4-20 Einstein: A Stage Portrait at Theatre Arlington. This one-man play presents the personal and deeply human side of this great genius… the reluctant celebrity who changed forever the way we look at the universe. The complexities of the bored high school dropout, who went on to achieve the Nobel Prize, comes to life through humor, one-liners and anecdotes. This play has at its heart the terrible anguish Einstein ultimately faced when forced to choose between morality and science. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-275-7661 or www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $24, Gen. Ad. $19, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
5 “Rockin the River” Concert Series at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas for the only day in August. This free summer concert series on The Trinity River is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show floating in the river, or bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. For more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
5-6, 12-13 Summer in the Stockyards at Stockyards Station. Plenty of activities including live music, a historical walking tour, cattle drive and more. For more information, www.stockyardsstation.com/events/summer-in-the-stockyards-2/. 130 E. Exchange Ave.
5 Billy Bob’s Texas-Grand Funk Railroad presented by Lonestar 92.5. Tickets $16 & $26. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
6 Billy Bob’s Texas-Ramon Ayala with Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Gary Hobbs y Hometown Boys. Tickets $25 & $30. Performance 6 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
8 Public Tour of Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Come learn about the aesthetic and design of Japanese Gardens and receive an introduction to the horticulture and history found in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. Adults $7. Children ages 4-12, $4. Seniors age 65+, $5. www.fwbg.org/events/2016/8/9/free-walking-tour-of-the-japanese-garden. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Joe Diffie presented by 92.1 Hank FM. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
11-13 Texas Tax Free Weekend – Texas shoppers can say adios to the sales tax on most clothing, footwear, backpacks, and other school supplies priced at $100 or less. For more information, www.comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Restless Heart. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-The World’s Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition. Tickets $10. Performance 6 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17-Sept. 16 Ripcord at Circle Theatre. Let it be war. This new high-stakes comedy follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. Cheerful Marilyn wants the bed next to the window, but crabby Abby wants her to move out. In a risky game of one-upmanship, this hilarious new play will have you laughing, crying, and scared for everyone involved. Who will pull the cord first? Contains adult language and subject matter. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Tyler Farr. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary Allan. Tickets $20, $40 & $80. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19,26 Dallas Cowboys Football-America’s Team hosts two home pre-season games this month at AT&T Stadium. Colts vs. Cowboys-Aug.19, Raiders vs. Cowboys-Aug. 26. For information and tickets, http://attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
24-Sept. 24 Stage West Theatre presents, The Royal Society of Antarctica. A young woman seeking to understand her mother’s disappearance joins the ranks of a ragtag group of misfits and scientists who serve at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Amidst janitorial duties, never-ending daylight, and subzero temperatures, this lonely and rugged bunch find an escape from the world and a home for each other. A striking and luminous story about why we run away and what happens when we finally face what we’ve been running from. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd.
25 Festival: Concert One, Amadeus in Sundance Square Plaza. The final year of the Classical Masters Festival opens with a free screening of the Academy Award-Winning film Amadeus in the Sundance Square plaza. Performance 9 p.m. For more information: www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/concerts.asp?concert=539. 420 Main St.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sammy Kershaw. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Joe Nichols. Tickets $16 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27 Classical Masters Festival: Beethoven’s Fourth. In the final year of a three-year cycle, Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in music by three titans of the symphonic repertoire: Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Performance 2 p.m. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
29 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Carrying on what has become an annual Bass Hall tradition, Texas singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett returns with his dusty odes to Texas and his stories about the left-of-center characters who populate it. Saddle up for a fun ride with his long-running backup band, and, of course, his wry and dry sense of humor. Performance 7:30 p.m.. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.